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SubjectRe: 2.5 Problem Status Report

On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 09:26:40AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > > > BUG at kernel/sched.c open 10 Sep 2002
> > > What exactly is this?
> > Looks like this is my bugreport for BUG in kernel/sched.c:944 in the middle
> > of partition parsing output on boot.
> > Subject of email was
> > '2.5.34 BUG at kernel/sched.c:944 (partitions code related?)'
> > msgid:
> very strange backtrace:
> >>EIP; c0115818 <schedule+18/4a0> <=====
> Trace; c01053a0 <default_idle+0/40>

I noticed it too.

> i've once seen the 2.5 IDE code doing a schedule_timeout() from an IRQ
> handler, but the above has to be something else. Could you hack sched.c to
> print out the exact preemption count? It could be a preempt-count
> underflow due to an unbalanced spin_unlock, or an inbalanced
> preempt_enable. [or the IRQ code - but i doubt that, we'd have seen

I have preemption disabled.

> problems much earlier if this was the case.]

> Oleg, do you have CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK enabled? That should catch an
> unbalanced spin_unlock().

Yes, I do.

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